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Re: Dinosaurs Breathed Like Birds
This has been a fun discussion all the way around but
I must confess that I live in Oregon and there are
sadly no dinosaur bones here for me to find. And even
if there were and I found a brand new species I would
not call it OregonRaptor/Pod/Saurus/titan/odon or use
Oregon in the title. Or my own name. Or my title as
Lord and Master of the Universe which is more honorary
But here is a question for the forum. If you could
find any prehistoric animal what would you find. I
would probably like to find something that shows the
origin of Pterosaurs.
That or a complete skeleton of the worlds largest
--- "Jaime A. Headden" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Andrew Simpson (email@example.com) wrote:
> <I would like to announce the discovery of an
> entirely new species and genus of
> dinosaur I have recently found and unearthed. A
> creature so unique it will
> expand and alter our views on dinosauria for all
> that is time. Feeling pretty
> darn good about myself I have decided to name it
> AndrewSimpsonLordandMasteroftheUniverse-Ruler of all
> Well, the ICZN mandates NO hyphens, and strongly
> suggests one makes a name
> that is pronouncable. Hence the !oisan word n!weba
> becomes transcribed as
> "nqweba" for the purposes of pronounciation (not
> everyone can form the "click"
> sound of ! in !oisan (Khoisan, "Qoisan", aka the
> "Click" language), one is free
> to name anything anything. It's considered bad form,
> unwritten rule and all
> that, to name taxa after oneself, however.
> BTW, I wasn't trying to make you aquiesce to my
> points, but instead deal with
> the "should" issue. Choice is choice, and
> nomenclature, while it has form,
> should also be functional in some way. This
> functional use of the name is
> related to communication almost exclusively. So if a
> name becomes an impediment
> to communication ...
> So you might want to shorten the name.... ;)
> Jaime A. Headden
> "Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B.
> Medawar (1969)
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